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Easy Paint-Stamped Stationary with Celery Roses

18 Feb

Easy, eco-friendly, impressive!

Yes, you stamp these with CELERY. The kind you buy at the grocery store and eat.

It’s no surprise that since I drive a Prius love eco-friendly projects, these are one of my favorite things to make. Let’s be real here, what else are you going to do with the butt-end of the celery, besides compost it?

To get these going, you’ll need paint, a brush, celery (duh) and whatever type of notecard you like to use. I buy the “small” celery bunch at the store. My paint isn’t anything special, just what I had on hand today. My notecards are 4 x 5.5 in, a good cream cardstock.

Everything you need for stationary awesomeness.

It’s important that when you cut the celery, you make a good, clean, straight chop. Else, you’ll have trouble with the stamping.

After you’ve brushed a thin, and I repeat a THIN layer of paint onto the celery stamp, press down firmly onto the cardstock to make the stamp. Make as many celery roses as you like on one card–whatever suits your taste. I like to stamp the envelopes too, to make it a matched set.

Press and stamp!

If you want to print words or a message onto the card (like I do with my cakerypapery tag), you need to do this BEFORE you stamp the celery roses–else you’ll have a very hard, messy and frustrating time running the stamped cards through your printer.

The best part? Each card is unique–no two come out alike. And, the whole project only takes one or two minutes per card (plus drying time). Can you tell why this projects is one of my favorites yet?

Not to mention, celery stamping cards would make a great project to do with children (just use washable paint!). I’ve also whipped up a bunch when I need a thoughtful but affordable gift for someone. You can see my inspiration for the cards here at Creature Comforts, where she uses the technique for wrapping paper.

Happy celery rose stamping!

Card + envelope? yes please.

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6 Responses to “Easy Paint-Stamped Stationary with Celery Roses”

  1. Lesley-Anne February 19, 2012 at 6:32 pm #

    Reblogged this on lesley-anne pittard.

  2. loftyappetite February 21, 2012 at 9:39 am #

    haha these are so cute and so simple! do you really drive a Prius? cuz I do too, and I am in love with it.

    • cakerypapery February 21, 2012 at 12:15 pm #

      I am OBSESSED with my Prius! I’ve had mine for almost a year, and so far its amazing.

      • loftyappetite February 21, 2012 at 1:51 pm #

        I’ve had mine for 5 years! and it still makes me just as happy as when it was brand new!

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